Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand Including Recommended Dietary Intakes

Summary information

Publishing date: 
2006
Status: 
Current
Reference number: 
N35, N36, N37
Available in print: 
No - PDF only
Further information: 

Synopsis

The Nutrient Reference Values outline the levels of intake of essential nutrients considered to be adequate to meet the known nutritional needs of practically all healthy people for prevention of deficiency states. The document can be used by health professionals to assess the likelihood of inadequate intake in individuals or groups of people.

The NRVs are reviewed in an ongoing manner as resources allow. The NRVs were originally endorsed on 9 September 2005, under Section 7(1)(a) of the NHMRC Act 1992. These were published in 2006. NHMRC approved revised NRV recommendations for fluoride on 21 November 2016  and sodium on 13 July 2017 under Section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. These updates were published in March and September 2017 respectively.

The supporting material including the Methodological Framework, any literature reviews and evidence summaries are authored by the Australian Government Department of Health (formerly the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing) and New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Further information is available on the NRV website at www.nrv.gov.au.

Recent updates

Amendment type Amendment detail Date updated Version number

Revision of fluoride NRVs as follows:

  • AI for children 0-8 years
  • UL for children 0-8 years

Amendments to the resources across the NRV suite have been made to reflect the latest scientific evidence and recommendations.

NHMRC approved the revised NRV recommendations for fluoride on 21 November 2016 under Section 14A of the NHMRC Act 1992.
The supporting material including the Methodological Framework, any literature reviews and evidence summaries are authored by the Australian Government Department of Health (formerly the Department of Health and Ageing) and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
 
March 2017 1.1

Revision of sodium NRVs as follows:

  • SDT for adults
  • UL for adults
Amendments to the resources across the NRV suite have been made to reflect the latest scientific evidence and recommendations.

NHMRC approved the revised NRV recommendations for sodium on 13 July 2017 under Section 14A of the NHMRC Act 1992.

The supporting material including the Methodological Framework, any literature reviews and evidence summaries are authored by the Australian Government Department of Health (formerly the Department of Health and Ageing) and the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

September 2017 1.2

2017 Fluoride and Sodium NRV revisions 2017

The methodological Framework and a list of supporting documents can be found on the NRV website

2006 Evidence Appendix